0 September 24 is National Punctuation Day!!!

Punctuation Day, September 24, cartoon
Image credit: Royston Robertson
September 24 is National Punctuation Day! Today we celebrate you—apostrophe, brackets, colon, comma, dash, ellipsis, exclamation mark, period, hyphen, question mark, quotation mark and semicolon!!! And we can't forget the esoteric interrobang and expostrophe!!!

National Punctuation Day was created in 2004 by Californian Jeff Rubin, as "a celebration of the lowly comma, correctly used quotation marks, and other proper uses of periods, semicolons, and the ever-mysterious ellipsis."

Here are a few ways to "mark" this occasion:
Join the Facebook group the "Society Against the Overuse of Exclamation Marks (!)"
Read The Great Typo Hunt
Buy these or wear these
Part of Speech: n
Definition: the practice or system of using certain conventional marks or characters in writing or printing in order to separate elements and make the meaning clear, as in ending a sentence or separating clauses.
Pronunciation: [puhngk-choo-ey-shuhn]
Etymology: 1539, "pointing of the psalms," from Latin punctuationem (nom. punctuatio) "a marking with points," from punctuatus, pp. of punctuare "to mark with points or dots," from L. punctus "a prick" (see point).

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